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[ The Design Of Everyday Things ]

What does seaweed and chicken have to do with Avatar?

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You are supposed to save them not eat them right? 😉

[ News ]

The Icsid Congress 2009 is finally here!


After almost two years in the making, the Icsid Congress 2009 is finally here. As part of the organizing committee, we wait with bated breath where the outcome of our collective efforts will be known when the doors open at 9 am tomorrow.

Full coverage at my strategic industrial design blog Design Sojourn.

[ Random Thoughts ]

Live each Day to the Fullest

…we should not speculate about future happenings; they are beyond our control. Thus, we ought to live each day fully and faithfully as God wills of us. This will bring us peace daily instead of the anxieties of living in the uncertainties of the future.

[ The Design Of Everyday Things ]

Hasty Barricade

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Saw this hastly put together barricade at a train station. A short term solution to crowd control. Bit of a mess of parts.

[ The Design Of Everyday Things ]

Cultural synergy

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The world will soon become a melting pot of different cultures coming together with ideas or traditions bouncing and evolving off each other.  Good or bad, it is interesting to see that some of our habits are more similar than we know.

For example the amount of tea or coffee we drink in a cup in one go. 

Check out how this hand made Japanese tea cup for Ocha (green tea) is a perfect fit for a preset machine brewed shot of cappuccino.

Design Sojourn Blog

My latest thoughts on Strategic Industrial Design

Objects of Desire

Links to samples of my favorite design work. Don't miss my Portfolio page for more images, of if you like networking, hook up with me at Behance.net.

Elsewhere on the Web

Other websites I own and manage.